Steps to Mobile Learning Success


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March 1, 2013

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Steps to Mobile Learning Success

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  3. 3. G%7)$ 8%+ T%9*6 Highlight mobile learning basics. Recommended steps for planning and implementing mobile learning programs. Provide some examples of schools that have embraced mobile learning. Direct session participants to supplementary resources.
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  18. 18. "For years, the conversation about mobile and social technology in schools has revolved around how to block it," said NASSP Executive Director Gerald N. Tirozzi. "But it's becoming increasingly clear that simply blocking such technologies does students a disservice. An education that fails to account for the responsible use of mobile devices and social networks prepares students for our past, but not for their future."
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  34. 34. T-#$ Value the role of your leadership team. Study your school’s culture. Plan and refine continually. Define measurable outcomes. Experiment with apps to find your work flow. Re-think policies. Provide ample professional development opportunities. Ensure a robust network. Enlist parents and community in support of your program.
  35. 35. D"=," O/!0%2"$ Increase student achievement and... Provide equitable access to technology and digital resources Provide personalized learning opportunities anytime, anywhere? Boost student engagement? Increase student attendance rates? Decrease student discipline events? Increase faculty use of 21st century teaching practices? Support project-based learning?
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  38. 38. 1. C%,$-9"+-,. Why do you want to implement mobile learning?  What is the learning problem you are trying to solve? What technology will you require? What skills will teachers/facilitators have to learn? What would be the cost of implementation? How can you facilitate acceptance? How will you measure success?
  39. 39. 2. S0%#-,. Gathering stakeholder requirements. Setting preliminary goals for the implementation. Identifying budget. Deciding in-house or external development. Making preliminary design trade-offs. Identifying potential classrooms / schools / grades to participate in the program.
  40. 40. 3. P)*,,-,. Program Design: The core stakeholders refine the goals and scope and plan the professional practice, professional development, and evaluation for the program. Procurement: Specific vendors are selected for the devices, networks, software and professional development required by the program design. Administration: Policies are developed as needed to support the program goals. Implementation and Roll-out planning:  The specific logistics and timelines for implementing the project are planned
  41. 41. 4. I2O)"2",!*!-%, Purchase & install hardware, software, and connectivity Install networks, image devices, connect services, and prepare for use of devices by teachers and students Perform initial professional development / training Communicate the vision and purpose of the implementation to the community, including parents and students
  42. 42. 5. R&P)-O/! Device distribution Parent training Student training Digital Citizenship instruction Ongoing professional development for educators
  43. 43. 6. P+*0!-0" Setting up and supporting professional learning communities Showcasing effective teaching and coaching models Reflecting on pedagogical considerations Refining and setting up new assessment practices
  44. 44. 7. E?7)/*!-%, Ongoing evaluation of success as compared to metrics as well as serendipitous discoveries Team communication and collective reflection on what is working, what to keep, and what to discard Communication of results & outcomes with community Continual review and adjustments of policies as challenges/ opportunities arise Changing course as the mobile landscape changes Providing ongoing training for all stakeholders
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  48. 48. Lucy Gray at or Twitter: elemenous